The Stroke Association in Preston awarded funding to launch Active Lives After Stroke

Stroke survivors came together with Stroke Association staff, the local stroke team and NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group to celebrate a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area
Stroke survivors came together with Stroke Association staff, the local stroke team and NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group to celebrate a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area
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The Stroke Association in Preston is celebrating after being awarded a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area.

The Stroke Association in Preston is celebrating after being awarded a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area.

The charity has been awarded £213,620 to support four projects across England, with the scheme at Heartbeat, Preston, being one of the chosen ones.

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Laura Coleman, volunteering and community officer for the Stroke Association, said: “Active Lives After Stroke is a project funded by Sport England to support stroke survivors to become active and stay active through peer support groups. Sessions are designed with stroke survivors to get people moving in a fun and friendly environment. We work with local activity providers and make sure all abilities are included in the sessions.”

Sport England’s executive director, Mike Diaper, said: “Support groups like this one in Preston play an important role in increasing and maintaining levels of physical activity amongst stroke survivors while at the same time helping them self-manage their condition.”

To find out more about joining Active Lives After Stroke as a stroke survivor or volunteer, email laura.coleman@stroke.org.uk or 07764 905 073.